A property profile report (PPR) is also referred to as a home information package, and you can use it to help sell your Lakeland FL home more effectively. Now, a PPR is something that an agent usually prepares on behalf of his or her client. If, however, you are not currently working with an agent then you can consider asking for a PPR from your title company. This is basically the firm that provided you with title insurance policy.
Tips for Preparing a Property Profile Report to Quickly Selling a Home
Even without an agent, you can still come up with an informative and helpful property profile report. Just don’t be in a hurry to finish your work. Take as much time needed and do your best to fully explore all aspects of your home.
Homeowners are typically provided with property profile reports by their agents. You should try asking to see one if possible. Perhaps a friend who recently sold his or her home may give you a copy. This way, you will know what to write or include in your report.
Generally speaking, however, a property profile report includes just about everything a potential homebuyer may want to ask about the house itself and the neighborhood it belongs to. There are no minimum or maximum pages for PPRs, but you have to be careful about what you write nonetheless.
You should focus on information that homebuyers would be interested to know – information that will make your home more attractive in their eyes.
Here are examples of what you can include in the property profile report of your Lakeland Florida house.
- What kinds of flowers are blooming in your garden?
- What is the minimum and maximum depth of your pool?
- How long has it been since you first had solar panels installed?
- Which companies offer cable TV, satellite TV, and broadband Internet in the area?
- How many cars can the garage fit?
- What are the dimensions of the bedrooms of the house?
- Utility information
- Features of the home
Now, one common mistake made by homeowners when preparing their own PPRs is neglecting to include information about their neighborhood. Many professionally prepared PPRs include the following information about the Lakeland FL neighborhood the house is located in.
- Population demographics of your neighbors – age brackets, income and educational level
- Are mostly families or single individuals living in the area?
- Do most of the people in the area drive cars?
- What is the ratio for renters versus homeowners?
- What are the major businesses in the area?
- What are the schools in the area?
Lastly, a property profile report should include comparable sales, which is something that only a listing agent can effectively do. Naturally, homebuyers want to know how your home fares when compared to other properties for sale in the area.
- What is the average selling price for homes in the area?
- What is the average mortgage monthly payment of homeowners in the area?
- How long would it take to process the sale of your home?
- How long would it take to successfully sell a property in your Lakeland FL neighborhood?
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Should these tips be overwhelming to you, you can always count on an experienced Lakeland FL REALTOR (R) to get the job done. Thinking about selling your home give me a call at 863-619-6918.